The Wild, the Innocent and the Bottom 10 Shuffle

The Bottom 10 inspirational thoughts of the week:

I get up in the evening
and I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the morning
I go to bed feeling the same way
I ain't nothing but tired
Man I'm just tired and bored with myself
Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

-- "Dancing in the Dark," Bruce Springsteen

The NFL announced on Sunday that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl this season. While "The Boss" is a fine choice for the halftime extravaganza at the Super Bowl, the themes of many of his songs might be better suited for the teams in college football's Bottom 10. Springsteen often tackles ordinary, everyday problems. The struggles in everyday life are very familiar to the teams in the Bottom 10.

Army, North Texas and Washington know all about struggles. The Black Knights, Mean Green and Huskies are dancing in the dark. They are the only remaining winless FBS teams.

But they aren't the only teams on a downbound train. Idaho, Virginia, Washington State, Eastern Michigan, Syracuse and UCF are born to run with the Bottom 10 band.

Clemson, S.C., ain't exactly lucky town these days. There's definitely some darkness at the edge of town after a 20-17 home loss to Maryland. After all the preseason hype, the Tigers sit at 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. Their thunder road leads directly to the highly coveted No. 5 spot.

But it's glory days for FlU, San Diego State, UTEP, Ohio and Rutgers. The Panthers, Aztecs, Miners, Bobcats and Scarlet Knights won, earning each at least one week off the Bottom 10.

We'll let some of Bruce Springsteen's songs carry us through the Week 5 Bottom 10 for 2008.

This week's Bottom 10 pillow fight of the week is SMU at UCF.

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So, with apologies to Steve Harvey, here's the Bottom 10:

Waiting list: Kent State (1-4), Mississippi State (1-4), SMU (1-4), Toledo (1-3), UAB (1-4), Utah State (1-3) and Wisconsin's second-half Big House implosion.

David Duffey is the college football editor at ESPN.com.